Utah Football Recruiting: The biggest win was…

Utah Football recruiting and Runnin’ Utes hoops. In this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I speak with Brian Swinney from the Ute Sports Report and ESPN 700. He breaks down the recruiting class and assigns his grade, including the surprises and disappointments. Then we talk some Utah hoops covering the lack of depth, what to expect the rest of the season, and looking into...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Spring Football Is In The Air

In a little over a month FOOTBALL will be BACK!!! Spring Football is just around the corner!!! The excitement around Utah Football has never been higher. The Utes will open up practice on March 22nd and will conclude Spring ball a month later on April 23rd with the Red vs. White Game.    IMPORTANT DATES FOR FANS: Spring Practice Schedule TU, Mar. 22 Spring Camp starts TH, Mar...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonam scores 18 as Utah beats Washington 90-82

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lorenzo Bonam scored 18 points as Utah defeated Washington 90-82 Wednesday night in Pac-12 play. The Utes broke a two game losing streak and kept themselves on the fringe of the race to win the conference. Bonam bounced back in a big way after being held scoreless and getting benched in Sunday's 76-66 loss to Oregon. He shot 7 for 9 from the field Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah coach Krystkowiak says time to put 'big boy pants' on

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak had an enlightened moment during yoga Monday morning. The word `'compassion'' is a concept he often uses with his team and in the way he's built the program, but the yoga instructor gave Krystkowiak another definition. ''Compassion is not necessarily to be confused with empathy, where you could feel sorry for somebody,'' Krystkowiak...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks scores 30 as No. 16 Oregon beats Utah 76-66

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Dillon Brooks had 30 points and nine assists, both career highs, to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 76-66 victory over Utah on Sunday. Chris Boucher added 15 points and Elgin Cook had 12 for the Ducks (20-4, 9-2 Pac-12), who won their sixth consecutive game and 22nd straight at home, one shy of the school record. Brooks, who had the first 30-point game for Oregon this...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah-Oregon Preview

Oregon has climbed to the top of the Pac-12 thanks to consistency at both ends of the floor, something that's too often eluded Utah this season. Home dominance also has played a major role in the 16th-ranked Ducks' rise, another psychological hurdle the Utes will have to overcome when they visit Eugene on Sunday following a crushing last-second loss. Utah began the season in the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Football: Setting Expectations for Incoming Recruits

Signing day has come and gone, and fans finally know which athletes have chosen their school. For Utah fans, they’ll be watching what looks to be the best recruiting class in the history of Utah football. But what impact will these athletes have come next year? Even more important is what impact will they have when they become upperclassmen? Each recruit will bring something unique...
Via TornBySports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of junior college transfers highlight Utah class

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah will have a new full-time starter under center for the first time in four years with the departure of Travis Wilson. Defense will always be the foundation of coach Kyle Whittingham's program, but the offense needs better quarterback play to be a serious and consistent contender for Pac-12 titles. Santa Monica College transfer Troy Williams, who played...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: $3.3 Million Dollars

By now most of you have already heard the news. BUT if you haven’t, here it is: KYLE WHITTINGHAM HAS AGREED TO A 2 YEAR EXTENSION ON HIS CONTRACT THAT WILL TAKE HIM THROUGH THE 2020 SEASON AND PAY HIM $3.3 MILLION A YEAR! In my humble opinion, Coach Whittingham is very deserving of this. With a 95-46 record as Head Coach over the last 11 years and a 9-1 bowl record, Coach Whittingham...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah HC Kyle Whittingham gets extension through 2020

In 12 seasons with the Utah Utes, head coach Kyle Whittingham has been one of the coaches in the country. He has led the Utes to ten bowl appearances, a 9-1 record, and a conference championship. He was already guaranteed to be with the Utes through the 2018 season, but on Friday, the team announced that Whittingham had signed a two-year extension through the 202 season. Kyle Whittingham...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Whittingham signs extension with Utah through 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham has received a two-year year extension to keep him with the university through 2020. Athletic director Chris Hill announced the deal late Friday afternoon. The contract pays $3.3 million per year. Whittingham has led the Utah program since 2005 and has a 95-46 record. The Utes finished 10-3 in 2015 for their best finish...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Man Podcast – Last week of official visits

Utah is gearing up for their last weekend of official visits before National Letter of Intent day.  The coaching staff is bringing in 5 recruits that have verbally committed to the Utes. Having them on campus will help keep their verbal commitment strong as well as help build relationships with the other recruits on this visit. The following will be on campus this weekend along...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Man Podcast – Utes new 3 star recruit

Nygel King 3 star CB from Spring, Texas, has verbally committed to play at the University of Utah.     King stated “Utah and the coaches have been there for me since day one”. He also went on to say “I feel like I cannot only grow as a football player but as a man”. King was once committed to play for the University of Houston but recently decided to open up his recruitment...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Runnin Utes: Keys to the 3 game win streak

The Runnin’ Utes had a rough start to PAC-12 play to say the least. Only winning one of four was unexpected. However, tides have turned and the Utes are riding a three-game win streak. There are a few reasons for the change and I don’t think it is Coach Krystkowiak’s grass burning routine. So, what has changed? Turnovers! I know so many Utah fans are shocked to see that mentioned...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Utah Utes on Super Bowl 50 Rosters

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers punched their tickets to Super Bowl 50. When these two teams duel in the historical spotlight, three former Utah Utes and one former Utah State Aggie will share, at least to some extent, in part of the glory (sorry BYU, no Cougars made the cut). Denver Broncos Sam Brenner: Brenner is the one Ute who occupies a spot on the AFC Champion’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Poeltl, Utah holds off Washington in overtime 80-75

SEATTLE (AP) Jakob Poeltl scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Lorenzo Bonam had two key baskets early in overtime, and Utah knocked Washington from first place in the Pac-12 Conference with an 80-75 overtime win on Sunday night. Poeltl and the Utes (15-5, 4-3 Pac-12) overcame awful shooting in the first half to complete a sweep of the Washington schools and hand the Huskies...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Man Podcast – Utes Targeting Trinnaman

Recruiting for the Utah Utes has hit full swing since the dead period has ended. The coaching staff has been traveling all over the country, keeping current Utah commits focused on playing for the Utes, as well as trying to gain new commits who the coaching staff believes can make a difference. Below are just a few recruiting updates that we have learned about over the past few...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Krystkowiak cites safety for cancellation of BYU-Utah game

When Utah and BYU are on the same athletic field, it’s usually a fierce and intense meeting. However, it’s that nature that is the reason behind the next men’s basketball game between the two schools being cancelled. The two teams met in early December. During that contest, BYU’s Nick Emery was ejected for punching Utah’s Brandon Taylor. However, it’s not just the players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Canceling the series vs. BYU will cost Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak $80.000

Another college basketball rivalry was put on hold last week.Utah announced that it had decided to cancel the 2016 matchup with in-state rival BYU last week, citing several incidents that occurred the past three seasons; the most recent taking place on Dec. 2, when BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for punching Brandon Taylor.On Monday, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak defended his...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Utes Basketball: 4 Key Causes for Utah’s Losses

Before Utah loss to Cal, this article would have been titled: The One Improvement Utah Must Make. Sure, Cal could just be considered an outlier or anomaly, but as I looked at the stats more, I came to a conclusion that there is more than just one key cause to the Utes winning or losing a game. The four critical stats are: Pace of Play, Free Throw Rate, Offensive Rebound Rate, and...
Via TornBySports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

McPhee leads No. 9 Stanford women to 72-52 victory over Utah

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Brittany McPhee and Lili Thompson each scored 16 points and No. 9 Stanford rebounded from its lowest points total in history to beat Utah 72-52 on Friday night. Karlie Samuelson added 13 points for the Cardinal (12-3, 2-1 Pac-12). They lost to No. 14 Arizona State 49-31 on Monday night. Erica McCall had 10 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth double-double...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Holy War: BYU vs. Utah, Can it be cooled off?

Well, BYU and Utah fans the time has come. The rivalry needs a cooling off period. Yep, Coach Larry Krystkowiak thinks the rivalry needs to be on hold to allow people to cool off. The problem? This will not work. So, how can the rivalry cool off? Two ways: never play or always play. To start, when football’s two year hiatus started I was excited. I hoped the saltiness of the rivalry...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah calls for halt in basketball rivalry series with BYU after most recent incident

BYU-Utah is perhaps one of the longest and most heated rivalries in college sports, but the basketball rivalry is of particular importance. To say these two programs don’t get along would be an understatement. Sometimes those emotions boil over, and they did just that this season as BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for throwing a punch at Utah’s Brandon Taylor late in their...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Pease retires, Utah names Scalley defensive coordinator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah defensive coordinator John Pease has announced he is retiring. The university says assistant coach Morgan Scalley has been promoted to defensive coordinator to replace him. Pease, 72, came out of retirement and returned to the program before the 2015 season. The Utes were in the top three in the Pac-12 in scoring defense, total defense, rushing defense...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star JuCo Offensive Tackle Garett Bolles Commits To Utah

Coming off of a strong 2015, things are looking up for the Utah Utes. This afternoon, Kyle Whittingham’s program landed one of the top junior college linemen in the country, 6-foor-5, 300 pound tackle Garett Bolles out of Snow College. I am proud to announce that the Bolles family has committed to the University of Utah! #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/oC5n4ydDzr — Garett Bolles (@gbolles74...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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